Andrew and Joey Author:Jamie James A year's worth of melodramatic correspondence between friends, family and lovers comprises travel writer James's pedestrian first novel. — It consists of e-mails to, from and about Andrew Tan and Joey Breaux, whose 14-year relationship relocates from Greenwich Village to Indonesia when Joey receives a grant to create a dance production in... more » Bali. Asian spitfire Andrew, ever the doting boyfriend, follows with a trepidation he keeps to himself, but soon admits his reservations to flamboyant mutual friend and theater critic Phyllis.
It's not long before Joey beds Wayan, a 19-year-old Balinese dancer in his troupe, and shacks up with him in spite of his time-tested romance with Andrew. Once news of the affair is leaked into cyberspace, the scornful opinions from parents, friends and several industry advisers flood the in-box. And the drama is compounded by Joey's decision to present a man/boy love-themed dance production based on the controversial life of Walter Spies, an early 20th-century German choreographer.
Can Joey pull off the contentious production, garner fame and the beginnings of a reputable career, and still have time to mend his relationship with Andrew?« less